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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Fayette County Offices Closing Temporarily, Effective Wednesday, July 29

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In light of recent positive COVID-19 test results of various County employees, the government offices of Fayette County will begin to operate with restrictions on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. These restrictions will be in place until August 13, 2020.

Until further notice, the Fayette County Courthouse will be closed to the general public beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, with the exception of the courts, which will operate by appointment only. Criminal Court week for August has been cancelled. Please disregard any jury summons you may have received for August. A mask will be required upon entry to the Courthouse.

As we strive to protect the health and wellbeing of Fayette County, the Board of Commissioners asks that anyone needing to contact County offices do so via phone, email or online at www.fayettecountypa.org.

During this phase of limited operations, Fayette County will clean and sanitize all County facilities. We are also consulting with outside medical agencies with regard to testing, use of PPE, quarantine, and other aspects of County operations.

The Commissioners reinforce that the health and safety of those who live in, work in, or visit Fayette County is paramount. We are actively monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation across Fayette County, and are referring to Fayette County’s Emergency Management Agency and its network of medical professionals to coordinate appropriate responses and prevention efforts.

The Commissioners also encourage everyone to engage in the CDC’s recommended behaviors for mitigating COVID-19’s spread, including:

  • Vigorous hand washing.
  • Avoidance of facial touching.
  • Sneezing or coughing into cloths or elbows.
  • Social distancing from crowds.
  • Wear a mask

If you suspect that you have been in contact with someone infected or you are exhibiting signs of illness, you are encouraged to stay home and avoid contact with others. The federal government has identified the elderly and chronically ill as those most at-risk of contracting the virus.

For more information on the Coronavirus, including symptoms, treatments and outbreak updates, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov. For regular updates, visit www.facebook.com/fcema911 or www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx.

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